Veggie Wash for Non-Organic Produce

by Gwen D
(Ontario, Canada)

How to make a homemade veggie wash for non-organic produce. I've been making green smoothies for awhile now. But feel uneasy about adding regular grocery store greens to my blender.


Although, we are certainly benefiting from the nutrients in the greens, are we not also consuming all the various sprays used to produce the plant? Is there a home-made concoction I could utilize to wash the greens with? Look forward to hearing your ideas.

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Gwen,

I understand your dilemma. I've that struggle with feeding conventional, non-organic greens to my family.

Here are some ways to use things that are already in your kitchen.

Homemade Veggie Wash


1. You can use baking soda powder. Just place your veggies in a strainer in the sink. Sprinkle the baking soda on the vegetables. Let sit for a minute. Then rinse.

2. You can combine about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle for future veggie washing.

3. For a cleansing homemade veggie soak, try using 1/4 cup vinegar in a large bowl of cold water. Let your veggies sit for several minutes. You can also make a spray by pouring 1/4-1/2 cup vinegar in a large spray bottle. Fill the remaining space up with water.

In summary, I do try to buy as much organic produce that I can afford. Not only because of the pesticide issue, but also since organic produce has been tested to have more nutrients than it's non-organic counterpart.

In the long... even though organic is more expensive, you get more nutrients in your food for your money.

Actually the highest nutrient dense foods are usually the ones organically grown in your backyard or bought at a local farmer's market.

In all truth... I would choose non-organic locally grown produce over organic, store-bought produce. It is the freshest. And usually the farmers use pesticides only when needed.

I hope this helps!

Happy Blending!

DaNae

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